20 Perfect Provence Vacation Rentals for 2021
If you're like us, where you stay during your vacation is a huge part of the pleasure. If you've decided on a rental villa rather than a hotel, you want the perfect location, size, decor, amenities and of course you want it to have that undefinable je ne sais quoi...no matter what your budget is.
But how to find it, with so many options online...so many rental agencies...and so many villas to choose from? So glad you asked!
We keep an extensive database of hand-picked rentals across Provence and the Côte d'Azur--all locations and prices--and we're updating it all the time. You tell us what you want and we'll come back quickly with a selection. Then together we'll discuss pros and cons, narrow the list and help you choose. Et voila!
To get things started, here are 20 homes that we absolutely love--arranged loosely by size and price--that we know you'll love too. These rentals are popular and always fill up...so let's book your 2021 or 2022 vacation tout suite! Contact us via email (WhatToDoinProvence@gmail.com) or use the form here.
Heavenly Hillside Home with To-Die-For Views
Ancient three-bedroom house, exquisitely renovated, perched on the hillside in one of the Luberon's most beautiful villages, with a three-level terrace and stunning views all the way to Mont Ventoux...an extraordinary panorama! Your private dining turret forms part of Bonnieux's 12th-century city walls. The Australian owners chose elegant furnishings (Persian rugs, antique armchairs, chandeliers, marble vanities, claw-foot tub) combined with brocante finds to create a luxurious-but-laid-back French Country vibe, complete with AC and a plunge pool. Perfect for families with older kids and small groups who love the energy of village life: boulangeries, cafes, restaurants, galleries and the weekly market, etc. are all just a short walk away. Great for hikers, bikers (you can rent electric bikes right in town), food and wine lovers, history buffs...and getting out to explore the natural beauty of the Luberon and beyond. Off season, the minimum stay is five nights. In season, rentals are one week minimum, Saturday to Saturday. Weekly rental ranges from €1700 to €3100.
Perfect in Provence
One of our most-popular rentals, this stylish and comfy home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, outdoor lounge terrace, large yard and pool...just a couple blocks walk to downtown St. Remy, where you'll find restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops, history galore and one of the best outdoor markets in the region. Amenities include A/C, dishwasher, washer / dryer, WiFi, new flooring throughout and more. Heated and well insulated for winter holidays too! Prices range from €1550 to €2300 per week, depending on season.
Loving the Village Life
Everyone loves this three-bedroom, three-bath decorator apartment with A/C and roof terrace (perfect for the apero hour before dinner or star-gazing after!) in the heart of historic St. Remy. Step out to shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, cinema, museums, etc...then come home to space, comfort and ease. Perfect for: three couples or a small family (no kids under 12 please) who love a village setting and don't need a pool. Also available as a one- or two-bedroom rental. Prices range from €220 per night (2 night min) in low season to €440 per night high season. Weekly rate in high season is €2700.
Nature and Nurture in St. Remy
This serene, inviting home sits on a peaceful and lush 3000-square-meter property, filled with olive trees, at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains. St. Remy’s large mountain reservoir (with a dam originally built by the Romans) is just up the gorgeous winding road. Whether you plan to rest and rejuvenate, tackle some serious hiking and biking or spend your days site-seeing, this fully renovated 1960s bungalow is the perfect base, perfectly priced. Downstairs you'll find two bedrooms and two baths, with a third very-small bedroom for a child (or relative you don't like so much). Upstairs under the eves is another full bedroom and bath. Every room was designed with large French doors or windows to let in loads of light and views. There's a sparkling pool, an outdoor shower, ping pong...and the historic village of St. Remy less than 1 km away. Weekly rental ranges from €1170 to €2650.
Fresh Croissants Delivered Daily...
Charming, antique-filled, 18th-century home in St. Remy on an historic estate, 10 to 15 min walk to town. Nice flexibility here in terms of group size, as the house can be rented as a two- or three-bedroom. The master has a king bed with separate bathroom with tub. The second bedroom has two single beds, convertible into a queen, with an en suite bathroom with shower. The third bedroom has a large double bed, with shower bathroom. The house has all mod cons including washer and dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, A/C, private terrace and BBQ. The large pool (7m x10 m), whirlpool and pool house are shared with other travelers staying elsewhere on the beautifully landscaped property. There’s also a “Guest Quarters” option...with a king size bed, small living room and en suite bathroom...for friends who may decide to visit last minute...plus other full homes ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, some of which may be combined. And—love this!--a welcome dinner and daily morning delivery of fresh pastries is included at no charge. Prices range from €1600 to €3000 per week, depending on two bedrooms vs. three and the season..
Gorgeous house with three en suite bedrooms, pool and tennis court in one of our most-desirable villages. Large living/dining room with old oak beams, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, two large terraces with several outdoor dining areas, WiFi indoors and out, large TV with DVD, Wii, boules, croquet and two bikes. The pool is one of the largest in the region (20m x 8m) and the property is set within a huge park/garden...with the most-stunning views. Weekly prices range from €2000 (low season) to €5300 (high). Long term rental is available with pricing on demand.
Total Country Calm
On a gorgeous, historic 60-acre farm halfway between St. Remy and Avignon, this beautiful three-bedroom home was just completely renovated for a perfect vacation or long-term getaway. The French/American owners live in their own home on the property but the way things are designed, you’ll feel total seclusion and privacy...except the two houses share one large beautiful pool. This is a three-bedroom, two-bath traditional stone farmhouse with a modern Provençale aesthetic...fresh, bright and lovingly decorated with antiques and custom-made pieces. Large windows, beautiful sunsets, terrace with dining table and BBQ, WiFi, washing machine, etc. The house is roughly 2000 square feet and the pool is 6 m x 13 m. This is a secure, gated property, with fruit trees, centuries-old plane trees, an olive grove, vast fields, sheep and (wait for it) a large pet pig named Oreo who loves to be scratched between the ears. Weekly prices begin at €2700.
Sun-Drenched Days, Starry Nights
This three-bedroom, two-bath house is nestled on the most lush, beautiful property, with gorgeous landscaping (olive trees, pines, flowering laurels, lavender) and mountain views...but just 1 km from the heart of St. Remy. The home was totally redone in 2016 and I loved it as soon as I stepped through the door. The location, at the edge of a vast natural park, means you’re surrounded by nature with wonderful hiking and biking right there. Plus, you can walk to the Clinique St. Paul (Van Gogh Clinic), the ancient site of Glanum and up to a gorgeous mountain reservoir which locals love and many travelers miss. The house sleeps six comfortably but was designed so ten people or more have plenty of space for pool parties, outdoor meals and lounging in the shade. The home’s south-facing aspect means the living room, dining room and kitchen are open, airy and light...while the pool looks especially magical at night under star-lit skies. There’s A/C and strong Wifi throughout. Prices range from €2500 to €4500 per week, depending on season and number of guests.
Family Vacation Starts Now!
Fully restored 18th-century farmhouse with many original architectural elements and all modern comforts including heated pool. Sleeps ten in five bedrooms. Located in a tranquil setting two km from Apt, where there’s restaurants, shops, a cinema and a fantastic Saturday market. This is great base for discovering the historic hill towns of the Luberon, the spectacular Gorges du Verdon (Grand Canyon of France), the Var region and more. Also a perfect base for cyclists. Pets welcome! Prices range from €2000 to €3000 per week, depending on season, with discounts for longer stays.
Home Sweet Hamlet
This remarkable 12-acre hamlet is home to a group of beautifully restored guest houses on a family-run Provencal estate with a 15th-century flour mill between St. Remy and Avignon. It's walking distance to the village, with a large shared pool, gorgeous grounds, pétanque court, badminton, trampolines, etc., all surrounded by a flowing river and an adjacent forest with 850 acres of walking trails. Each house is separate and private from the others; rent one house or rent the entire 24-bedroom estate, like many groups do for reunions, workshops and special events. Accommodations range from a small studio apartment to an eight-bedroom home and all were renovated from existing buildings which once served the mill in one way or another. For example, one charming house (a former tuilerie where terracotta roof tiles were made) has four bedrooms, terrace, A/C, fully equipped kitchen, salon, dining area, private terrace and garden and rents for €1925 to €3150 per week, depending on the season. The houses and apartments are similar in style and decor, with pretty Provencal fabrics, French country antiques, fireplaces, private terraces and barbecues. Bed and bath linens are top hotel quality, professionally washed and ironed, crisp and soft! Beds are new and also top quality. You'll be welcomed with a just-made tart, fresh flowers or a selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Plus, the owners live on the property and there's full time staff to assist as needed.
Antique-Filled Mas in Maussane
Four-bedroom antique-filled farmhouse with A/C and pool in Maussane, in a perfect walk-to-town location. This charming, laid-back village is just 5 minutes from Les Baux,15 min from St. Remy and 30 min from Arles....a perfect base for hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, wine touring and more. Included in the four-bedroom count is a self-contained apartment with inside and outside entry. Secure courtyard parking with electric gate and space for two cars. Weekly rental is €3955 (low season), €4970 (mid) and €5950(high).
Families Adore This House
Large open-plan home, beautifully renovated in 2018, in one of the most-charming, desirable villages. You'll feel as though you're in the countryside (thanks to lush landscaping, mature trees, large heated saltwater pool and smashing mountain views) but you're just steps from charming village shops, cafes, restaurants and more. With five bedrooms, house sleeps 12, with a separate wing for kids. Loaded with toys, baby supplies, kids movies, etc. Great hiking, biking and wineries nearby. Weekly rates range from €3300 to €5500 per week.
The Affordable Cote d'Azur
The legendary French Riviera is the perfect getaway any time of year. And this well-built French Country house, in the Cogolin hills, is perfectly placed for exploring both the eastern and western stretches of the coast. St. Tropez—with its chic beaches, charming restaurants, sophisticated shopping and world-class yachts--is just 15 minutes away. The villa has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with a large kitchen leading out to the terrace, set up for dining for 10-12 people. The huge flower and tree filled yard/garden has great views. It has A/C in the bedrooms and TV room, a 5 x 10 meter heated pool, WiFi and much more. Pets are allowed at an additional fee. Prices range from €4700 to €7500 per week, depending on the season.
An Inviting St. Remy Hideaway
Completed renovated and welcoming its first renters in June 2021, Maison Fabienne is a refined, art-filled home in a lush garden setting, just 2 minutes walk to the heart of St. Remy, one of Provence’s most desirable villages. The house can accommodate up to 8 people in 4 air-conditioned double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, one of which has a bathtub. There’s a spacious living room with comfortable sofas, a large open plan kitchen and a laundry room. The 50-square-meter living room and open kitchen lead onto a beautiful terrace overlooking the 700-square-meter garden and pool. The terrace is sheltered by a pergola with a wonderful flowering wisteria in season. The house is well equipped, the kitchen particularly so. And pets are allowed, by permission. A great house in a wonderful village at a very fair price! Prices range from €1800 to €7200 per week, depending on the season.
Laid-Back and Luxurious
One of the many things we adore about this one-of-a-kind property is the flexibility it offers to couples, families and groups. Singles and couples can rent one B&B room with en-suite bath in the large, art-filled, four-bedroom villa...sharing the public spaces and pool with others. Or, privatize the house, take all four suites and have the large kitchen, living and dining areas, pool, sun room and terraces to yourself. Another possibility is to book one of four "mazet" cottages, each a luxurious home in itself with outdoor terraces, gardens and shared pool. (There are two pools, both of them heated.) Each mazet cottage has full kitchen, living room and either one or two bedrooms; one has a sleeping loft for kids. No matter which lodging you choose, you'll experience pure country calm, horses grazing next door and stellar views of lush landscaping (olive and fruit trees, lavender, etc.) with the Alpilles Mountains beyond. This is a fantastic option for retreats, workshops, reunions, weddings...or just the most-idyllic weekend or week (or more!) in Provence for a couple or family. And it's all just 1 km from one of our most-prized villages. Rooms and cottages range from €170 to €500 per night, depending on size and season. Weekly rates for cottages are €1300 to €2900, while rental of the entire four-suite home will cost €5800€ to €9200 per week. To book the whole property (27 people max) is €20,000 in high season.
The Holiday Home of Your Dreams
This is the villa so many of our clients describe when they tell us what they dream of renting. Nestled in an olive grove, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, this stone “farmhouse” offers a peaceful rural setting, wonderful views and a walk-to-town location outside historic and lively Eygalieres. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, sleeps ten. It combines classic Provencal construction (thick flagstone floors, 18th-century wooden ceilings, etc.) with top tech and amenities such as silent A/C throughout, heated pool, fiber internet, Wi-Fi throughout (including immediate outdoor space), satellite smart TVs, Sonos sound system and much more. This is a family home, gorgeously furnished, impeccably maintained and highly praised by clients. Available June through September only. Pricing: June and September, €7700 per week. July and August, €8800 per week.
It's not easy to find large, elegant houses for large groups but this exceptional ten-bedroom, nine-bath mas in the Luberon ticks all the boxes and then some. It's just 2 km from the outstanding village of Gordes. Sleeps 20. The layout allows independence for different parts of a family or groups of friends, while being an ideal setting for a communal get-together. It has a pool and tennis, of course, plus a small vineyard, a lavender field and stunning views. In 2021, the house will be available May through September, at the price of €12,000 per week.
A Stunner in L'Isle sur la Sorgue
This sensational Provencal “bastide” was built in the early 18th century and fully restored in 2016. Amble down the ancient tree-lined drive to find the house set within a full acre of gardens, surrounded by nearly 40 acres of forest and farmland. What a perfect place to de-stress and then set out to discover all the hidden corners of Provence! Or, to host a one-of-a-kind party, wedding or other very-special event! The Bastide has seven large bedrooms (average size: 375 sq. ft.), two of which can be combined to form a two bedroom apartment. There are six bath/shower rooms total. There are also three living rooms (one with 15-foot ceilings which also serves as a dining room), a large kitchen, a library with pool table and more. At certain times of the year, you can also rent the Cottage, a lovely 1600-sq.-ft. farmhouse with three bedrooms, a large kitchen/dining room, a living room, and two baths. There’s a enormous pool (26' x 60') that’s heated May 1 to Sept 30, and a pool house for outdoor meals and lounging. And it’s all just 2 km from charming L’Isle sur la Sorgue, an antiques-and-decor mecca for all of Europe, with 250+ shops and stalls, charming canal-front cafes, fine restaurants and history galore. Plus, there’s river kayaking, wine touring, and terrific biking nearby. Weekly rates range from €8,500 to €14,000 euros per week.
Quintessential French Country
In a completely idyllic country setting a short drive from Les Baux--and 20 minute from St. Remy--this world-class villa set in an 18th-century olive mill is considered one of the finest properties in Provence. Beautiful French landscaping and gardens, 300-plus olive trees, a potager (kitchen garden...help yourself!), a hen house (fresh eggs daily!), basins and fountains, statues and sculptures, horses grazing, a tennis court...it's all here! Indoors, you'll love how the owners, their architect and designer have maintained all the integrity and authenticity of this prized property. Eight air-conditioned en suite bedrooms have soaring ceilings, beautiful art, the finest linens and top amenities such as Le Labo bath products and Nespresso machines. Everything is on par with a five-star hotel but the home and garden is deliciously, privately yours. This one-of-a-kind property is perfect for a friends and family holiday, a photo shoot, reunion, business meeting, wedding or whatever else you might dream up. Off season, the minimum stay is three to four nights. In season, rentals are one week minimum, Saturday to Saturday. Weekly rental is €22,000 (low season) to €26,000 (high).
World Class Getaway in Les Baux
Brand new in Les Baux, this enchanting 8-bedroom, 8-bath property offers the perfect combination of luxury, amenities and setting....for leisure, work and special events. It has a vast Mediterranean garden, 10 x 10 meter pool (which will be heated in 2022), a professional kitchen and back kitchen, breakfast bakery delivery daily, a chef-prepared dinner one night during your stay (this first year only), an outdoor cinema, a small amphitheatre (perfect for saying I DO!), a dedicated English-speaking concierge/house manager and, so you can zip off easily to nearby golf courses, spas and restaurants: an electric 4-seat golf cart and electric 4-seat Mehari. There are dedicated workspaces (if you must), lots of fun things for the kids and--talk about bringing the outdoors in!--two suites across the garden (included in the count of eight) that are fully integrated in the striking craggy rock walls for which the area is known. Linens are five-star-hotel quality by French-brand Bergan; all-natural bath products are Végétalement Provence. And everywhere you look, you have the best amenity of all: the most-dramatic views of the famous medieval hilltop village. Weekly prices for the remainder of 2021 are €21,500 (Sept), €19,500 (Oct) and €14,000 (Nov and Dec). Weekly prices for 2022 begin at €16,000 (low season) and top out at €27,500 (July/August).